SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – The Azteca Mexica New Year was celebrated this past weekend in the Emma Prusch Park in San Jose, California. The two-day celebration drew thousands of well wishers who shared in the cultural exchange.
Nahuatl is the language of the Aztec. It is a language or group of languages of the Uto-Aztecan language family: Yancuic Xīhuitl, according to the Aztec calendar, is the time to celebrate the new year.
Carlos Cuatecpalt (Romero) of Danza Mexica Nanahuatzin states “It is a real new year. The stars in the cosmos are lined up! … You have to make changes without fear. Do what your heart tells you to, and it is going to be a great year.”
Native News Online photographs by Christopher Burquez.
Calpulli Tonalehqueh Dancers at Azteca Mexica New Year